I am relatively new and still learning how to make cosmetics a with the focus on creams.
So I am trying to get water-in-oil emulsion using the following emulsifier - Polyglyceryl Oleate (INCI Name: Polyglyceryl-4 oleate)
The formula I am using is the following:
xantham gum - 0.2%
glycerin extract - 4%
water - 57.8%
aloe vera gel (10:1) - 5%
salt - 1%
oil - 18% (the last one I tried shea butter - 5% and jojoba oil - 13%)
cyclomethicone (emollient) - 6%
emulsifier - 6%
C: CO2 Rosemary
I have tried to make it cold and heated (as the seller states - this emulsifier is perfect for both). If heating it - I heat both water and oil phases to 75C and then slowly enter water phase into oil, stirring.
I was recommended by the seller (makingcosmetics.com) to add Glyceryl Stearate SE into oil phase (recommended Use level: 1-10%), I started with 2% and increased up to 6%. On 6% emulsion looks a little flakey, which to me doesn't look normal.
I also have noticed it gets a lot worse when I add CO2 rosemary (in my case is diluted in olive oil, and I thought maybe this is the reason, but no as it still separates before entering CO2)
Any ideas on what possibly I am doing wrong? I am honestly about to loose my mind, as I played with different amount of oils, water, emulsifier, I used pure liquid oils and many other things. The seller is not very helpful at providing clear instructions of how to use this specific emulsifier.
If anyone has ever dealt with this emulsifier and knows the answer, please-please share!
Many-many thanks to everybody